George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, welcomes thousands of Girl Scouts from across the country for special activities on June 10! The first 250 Girl Scouts to complete the Mount Vernon Historic Trail will receive a free patch. Girl Scouts can pick up the patch requirements sheet at the welcome desk in the Ford Orientation Center. The celebration continues at 11 a.m., with thousands of Girls Scouts taking a group photo featuring "Martha Washington", a 60-foot flag, and confetti streamers! Mount Vernon will have carnations for the Girl Scouts to lay at the Washingtons’ tomb all day. Make sure to visit the Food Court during your visit for a special "Thin Mint Brownie," inspired by the most popular Girl Scout cookie.
Approximately 100 original objects associated with George Washington – including the only surviving complete set of his famous dentures – will be on display at Gilcrease Museum when Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon opens on June 24, 2012. The exhibition, which runs through Sept. 23, 2012, goes beyond the iconic image on the dollar bill to reveal the real George Washington as not only a general and president but as a young land surveyor, experimental farmer, and savvy entrepreneur. Washington's views on religion and slavery, and the influence of his wife, Martha, are also explored in this exhibition which features life-size figures of Washington developed through a cutting-edge forensic investigation, engaging videos, original artifacts, intricate three-dimensional architectural models, and interactive displays.